Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Buster's Ears Trip Him Up

Buster's Ears Trip Him Up: When You Fail

(Good News for Little Hearts #3)

Buster’s Ears Trip Him Up, follows the adventures of Buster, a lop-eared bunny, who thinks he is the fastest bunny at camp, but unexpectedly loses his race. His older sister Ivy helps him to think about failure from God’s perspective and learn from the Bible where his identity is found.

A new series of hardback, illustrated children’s books for three-to eight-year-olds —each centered on an animal family—bring gospel help and biblical counsel to families. The animal characters, colorful illustrations, and the real-life issues each animal family face will captivate children. The first three books address anxiety, anger, and failure bringing biblical help and hope to issues every child faces. The last page of each book contains information for parents on how God, in his Word, helps children apply biblical truth to specific issues. Together children and parents will be guided by the stories into meaningful conversations about living by faith in the details of everyday life.

- Each story, based on a different animal family, will keep even the youngest child engaged.
- Brightly colored, fun illustrations welcome children into a detailed animal world.
- Each story helps children process a challenging situation with concrete, grace-based, help.
- Instead of moralism, children are offered a practical way to follow Jesus through a difficult situation.
- Based on CCEF’s model of hope and help that encourages a growing relationship with Jesus.

My thoughts:  BUSTER'S EARS TRIP HIM UP is an adorable story about a bunny who tripped due to his pride. The theme verse is pride goes before a fall, and it is sure true. It does.  For people and rabbits.  
Buster was bragging all over the place that he was going to win the race -- and he probably would've except he looked back to privately gloat over how far ahead of everyone else he was. 
And then he tripped. And fell. And didn't get up. Instead, he just gave up.  
But there are valuable lessons to learn here too. God loves us even before we mess up and He still loves us afterwards. 
A great  book for those who struggle with bragging and failing or who struggle with messing up, or who are afraid to even try. 

I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own. 

1 comment:

Marilyn R. said...

Thank you for sharing. I appreciate the concept for each story to enable children to become more like Jesus at an early age.